When one’s marriage ends, it is not uncommon for them to experience high levels of stress and other negative emotions. In order to work through these feelings, some people turn to alcohol, and we know how damaging this can be for multiple reasons. Not only does this adversely affect one’s health and sometimes lead to legal consequences such as DUI charges, but it presents the possibility of complications with regard to family law. For example, someone drinking excessively likely cannot focus on their case as much and, in some cases, securing custody rights is more difficult.

If you are working through a divorce and you notice that your alcohol consumption has increased, it is important to ensure that you do not drink excessively. Heavy drinking (and drug use) distracts parents from family law matters that they have to deal with, from simply preparing for court and reviewing one’s legal options to presenting themselves in the best light during a custody dispute. Many parents encounter problems when they get divorced (or even months after their divorce), such as anxiety, depression and unfavorable financial outcomes, but turning to alcohol is never a good idea.

Our law office knows how much pressure people often have as a result of family law matters. Those struggling with any family law topic need to review their options carefully and develop a good understanding of the steps they need to take. Please review our family law section for more on divorce-related issues. Moreover, do your best to remain positive and stay focused on the matters you are trying to work through.